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Southampton

Southampton is one of the shining lights of Long Island’s illustrious Hamptons.

Overview for Southampton, NY

4,380 people live in Southampton, where the median age is 52.7 and the average individual income is $150,888. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,380

Total Population

52.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$150,888

Average individual Income


Welcome to Southampton


Searching for Hampton Bays real estate? Southampton is one of the shining lights of Long Island’s illustrious Hamptons. From its early establishment as an agricultural settlement in 1640, to its status as an attractive focal point of East Coast culture and art, Southampton remains one of America’s most desirable and exclusive locations.
 
With more than seven miles of pristine beaches lying beyond windswept dunes, Southampton has attracted America’s wealthiest residents and most prominent artists since the 19th century. The health benefits of Southampton’s natural beauty and ocean air were first extolled by New York physician Dr. Theodore Gaillard Thomas in 1863, and life here still feels magically revitalizing. Many of Southampton’s enduring world-famous institutions trace their roots back to Dr. Thomas, including the Shinnecock Golf Club, Parrish Gallery, and Meadow Club.
 
Southampton is the most historic and exclusive hamlet in the Hamptons, as around half of the billionaires who have residences within the Hamptons have chosen to call Southampton home. Along with Palm Beach and the Upper East Side, Southampton forms part of a long-standing axis of America’s wealthiest communities.
 
With its historic ‘old money’ lineage, Southampton is arguably the most refined and prestigious community in America. The village center is the cultural and commercial heart of the Hamptons, home to the Hamptons’ finest shops, most exquisite restaurants, and more than 20 art galleries, with the Parrish Gallery being foremost among them.
 

SOUTHAMPTON REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS

The sprawling, secluded estates of Southampton village have offered majestic living spaces for centuries, with gorgeous Georgian mansions overlooking the summer colony’s centerpiece, Lake Agawam, as well as the lapping shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
 
The median sale price for homes rose 42% last year, with some of the world’s wealthiest individuals competing to own a prestigious Southampton property. The average price per square foot is $844.
 
Some of the most exclusive properties are found along Meadow Lane, often dubbed ‘Billionaire Lane.’ Sprawling estates belonging to some of Southampton’s most illustrious residents cover this five-mile oceanfront stretch, including the $75 million home of Calvin Klein.
 

PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE

The names of Southampton’s current and historic residents read like a who’s who of America’s most prominent individuals, ranging from financial giants such as J.P. Morgan, David Koch, and George Soros, to political figures including First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, to cultural luminaries including actor Michael J. Fox and author Tom Wolfe.
 

Southampton’s residents are well-served by some of the finest and most exclusive clubs in the world, most of which have a century or more of prestige and pedigree. The members-only Shinnecock Golf Club is one of the most notable examples. Established in 1891, Shinnecock has held the US Open four times across three centuries. There is also the incredibly exclusive Southampton Bathing Corp., a highly-regarded beach club with a notoriously selective membership policy.

Main Attractions and Landmarks

Southampton, NY, boasts a wealth of attractions and landmarks that draw visitors from all over. The area is known for its picturesque landscapes and historic sites.

  • Coopers Beach: Renowned for its soft white sands and serene ocean views, Coopers Beach is a must-visit for beach lovers.
  • Agawam Park: A peaceful retreat in the heart of Southampton, offering scenic views and a tranquil environment.

Historic Landmarks and Buildings

The town is rich in history, as seen in its well-preserved landmarks.

  • The James Corwith Grist Mill: This historic mill represents the agricultural heritage of Southampton.
  • Shinnecock Canal: A vital waterway with historical significance to the area.
  • Southampton History Museum: Showcases the town's rich history and cultural heritage.
  • Raynham Hall Museum: Offers insights into the local history through its exhibits and collections.

Art Galleries and Museums

Art enthusiasts will find Southampton a haven, with its vibrant art scene.

  • Southampton Arts Center: Hosts a variety of art exhibitions and cultural events.
  • Parrish Art Museum: Celebrates the artistic legacy of the region with an impressive collection of artworks.

Dining and Cuisine

Southampton's dining scene reflects its coastal location and rich cultural mix.

  • Local Cuisine: The area is famous for its seafood and American traditional cuisine, offering a blend of flavors and fresh ingredients.
  • Recommended Restaurants and Cafés:
    • 75 Main: A popular spot known for its exquisite menu and lively atmosphere.
    • The Golden Pear Café: Offers a cozy setting and a selection of delectable dishes.

Specialty Food Shops and Markets

For those who love cooking or just enjoy fine foods, Southampton has plenty to offer.

  • Schmidt's Market: A local favorite for fresh produce and gourmet products.
  • Citarella Gourmet Market: Known for its high-quality seafood and gourmet items.

Shopping and Retail

Southampton presents a unique shopping experience, from boutique shops to luxury brands.

  • Boutique Shops:
    • Tenet: Offers a curated selection of designer clothing and accessories.
    • Hildreth's Home Goods: The perfect place for home décor and furnishings.

  • Local Artisan and Craft Markets:
    • Southampton Farmers Market: A showcase of local produce and handmade goods.

  • Luxury Shopping Options:
    • Saks Fifth Avenue: A go-to for luxury fashion and accessories.
    • London Jewelers: Features a stunning collection of fine jewelry and watches.


 
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Demographics and Employment Data for Southampton, NY

Southampton has 1,660 households, with an average household size of 2.51. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Southampton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,380 people call Southampton home. The population density is 671.97 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,380

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

52.7

Median Age

47.85 / 52.15%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,660

Total Households

2.51

Average Household Size

$150,888

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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Around Southampton, NY

There's plenty to do around Southampton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

24
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
33
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including True East Charters, Mobile Massage & Wellness Concierge, and Tiana Rose Salon.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.98 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.98 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.01 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Southampton
Southampton

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